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Take your pick! Howbury Farm Flower bouquet workshops

19th July, 23rd August and 21st September. Join florist, Catherine Elworthy, and Lucy and Jane from Howbury Farm Flowers for a masterclass in hand-tied bouquets throughout this summer. Starting with a tour of the beautiful walled garden in Renhold, Lucy and Jane will talk about the flowers they grow and the varieties that are available…

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Ice House Refurbished and Open For Guided Tours

Following refurbishment, the historic Ice House located in Bedford’s Cultural Quarter,  is now accessible through guided walks with the Bedford Association of Tour Guides. The Ice House is an underground, man-made chamber inside the Castle Mound at the heart of the historic site of Bedford Castle. It was built by the Higgins family in the…

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#bedfordindies: Beerfly

By Paul Hutchinson St. Cuthbert’s Street is set to become even more of a destination location with Beerfly, a new beer shop and taproom, due to open this month. There’s an old saying that if you don’t like beer, you just haven’t found the right one. Beerfly’s owner, Tim Edwards, is giving everyone a chance…

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THE VIRTUAL ORCHESTRA POPS UP IN BEDFORD

The world-famous Philharmonia Orchestra, resident orchestra at Bedford Corn Exchange, comes to Bedford this July and August with The Virtual Orchestra, a free experience for all the family that gives everyone the opportunity to experience a symphony orchestra up-close. A large tent on Riverside Square is now home to a 10-room installation that showcases the internal workings…

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Theatre Highlights

Alongside Bedfringe, there’s plenty of other great live theatre to enjoy this month. Here’s Paula Walker’s pick of the best, including something alfresco…   Pavilion Playhouse announces it’s 2018 Summer Season in Bedford Park Pavilion Playhouse presents four different productions in Bedford Park this summer, involving two of the top touring Theatre Companies in the…

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What’s On Highlights

At the Higgins Bedford: There’s plenty to see, do and take part in at the Higgins Bedford this month… The Harpur Trust Schools Art Competition  – My Happy Place 16 June – 26 August 2018 This summer enjoy an exhibition of colourful and dreamlike work by Bedford’s school children. The Harpur Trust commissioned a team…

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Local news is dead. Long live local news.

In the week that Bedfordshire Midweek closed and the Cairncross Review was launched to seek ways to safe-guard the future of independent journalism, Paul Hutchinson shares his views on the evolution of local media: The inevitable closure of Bedfordshire Midweek is a perfect example of how big corporations are complicit in the demise of local…

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CLANGER EXCLUSIVE: TOM GRENNAN TICKETS COMPETITION

Fancy winning yourself a pair of the hottest tickets in town? Tom Grennan is returning to Esquires in his hometown for two sold-out shows on Sunday 8 July. It will definitely be the last time you’ll ever be able to see him play in such an intimate venue. With his new album, Lighting Matches, hotly…

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